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AfrAm Research How To Begin
Afro-American Genealogical Research: How to Begin
Every beginning genealogist at the Library of Congress is urged to read "How To Begin" in the free publication, Genealogical Research at the Library of Congress, available in the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room. This introduction to genealogical procedure is applicable to everyone doing genealogical research.
Additionally, persons pursuing African American ancestors should then read a basic introduction to the special requirements of Afro-American genealogical research:
1. Walker, James D.
Black Genealogy: How to Begin. Athens, Ga.: University
of Georgia, Center for Continuing Education, 1977. 52 p., ill.
E185.96 .W29 1977
Bibliography: p. 50-52.
A step by step guide with complete explanations. Includes definitions, examples of charts and worksheets.